Originally Posted by ezboarderz
hey I have a quick questions.
I have a fridge/ranco controller set up. Would it be a good idea to tap the temperature probe to the glass carboy to get a more accurate temp reading, or should i just leave it suspended in the fridge? Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
Yes, do tape it to the fermenter and put 2 layers of bubble wrap over it (8 X 8 inches)to insulate the sensor from the air inside the fridge. The sensor will pick up the fermenter's temperature and the fridge will not run too much. I set the differential to 1 degree. I always use a blow off tube.
Here is what I use as general settings:Ale:
The lower end of the recommended temperature range of the yeast used. ie: Nottingham - setting = 60F.Lager:
The lower end of the recommended temperature range of the yeast used. ie: White labs WLP830 - setting = 53F.
Fermentor 1: Bill's House Ale II, Fermentor 2: German Helles, Fermentor 3: Bill's Schworzbier (Black Bier)
Tap 1: Bill's House Ale II, Tap 2: German Hefewizen, Tap 3: Nut Brown Ale
Future Brews: Stone IPA Clone, Blonde Ale, Budvar Clone, Newcastle Clone
New toy: Blichmann 27 gallon fermentor
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Last edited by WBC; 04-16-2009 at 05:06 AM.